A Fiery Ending for Nevada's Mustang Ranch

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The last remaining building of Nevada's first legal brothel went up in flames Sunday. After years of tax problems, the Mustang Ranch was sold at auction, then donated to fire crews for training exercises. As one former employee noted, "The day of the $20 roll in the hay is gone."


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

A steamy piece of Nevada history has gone up in smoke. The last remaining building of the state's first legal brothel, the Mustang Ranch, was set on fire yesterday. After years of tax problems, the Mustang Ranch was sold at auction then donated to fire crews. A former employee offered this obituary after the 48 rooms were transformed into cinders: The day of the $20 roll in the hay is gone.


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